toise

noun
\ˈtȯiz\
plural -s

Definition of toise 

: an old French unit of length equal to 6 French feet, 6.396 U.S. feet, or 1.949 meters

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History and Etymology for toise

Middle French, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin tensa, tesa, from Latin tensa, feminine of tensus, past participle of tendere to stretch

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